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's an unnecessary attempt to roll back voter rights. will many, many voters be confused and unable to comply? joining me now is john avlon. listen to mrs. obama over the weekend. >> we cannot let anyone discourage us from casting our ballots. we cannot make anyone make it feel unwelcome in the voting booth. it's up to us to make sure that in every election, every voice is heard and every vote is counted. that means making sure our laws preserve that right. monitoring the polls to make sure every eligible voter can exercise that right. >> so john, so many new laws. so many different requirements now. poll workers are going to have a field day trying to figure out what it all means. is there the potential for chaos at the polls come november? >> is there the potential? absolutely. we're changing the rules. that leads to a degree of uncertainty. people who haven't had to show id befo i.d. before in certain states will have to do so. some folks may be afraid of that. we have a tortured history of voting rights in this country. laws strike an emotional button. we have instances in the past of vot
a key issue for younger voters. >> i want to make college more affordable important every young person whohas the initiative and drive to go and make sure they are not burdened by thousands of dollars worth of debt. >> reporter: president obama expanded pell grants and cut out the banks as middlemen for loans. allowing students to borrow directly from the government. now obama proposes to slow tuition growth bin creasing state grants. yet, he would need congress to help fund that. >> i'm not going to go out and promise all sorts of free stuff that i know you are going to end up paying for. what i want to end up doing is give you a great job so you can pay it back yourself. >> reporter: mitt romney's plan, remove burdensome regular ligss and get the government out of the student loan business. romney says the flood of federal dollars just drives up tuition. molly broad of the american council on education says that the recession's heavy toll on state budgets is also a factor. >> when the state reduces its support, the only other place to turn for most colleges in the public sector is to
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